Many side events have taken place in the lead up to the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development. These have been attended by government officials, business leaders, members of various nongovernmental organizations and experts.
“Green Growth and Developing Countries,” a high-level discussion that engaged developing countries on the green economy. It was hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
“Rio Conventions Pavilion Business Day,” an event that showcased the private sector’s work in promoting sustainable development. Companies in attendance included Coca-Cola, Starbucks and General Electric.
Launch of the Clean Revolution campaign, an initiative by The Climate Group, a nonprofit by former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair. The group also launched a series of case studies highlighting the success of “clean revolution” efforts in different parts of the world.
“Facilitating Green Growth in Africa: Perspectives from the African Development Bank,” an AfDB-hosted event that highlighted the challenges toward sustainable development in Africa.
“Economic Valuation of Land: An Approach to Advance Sustainable Development in the Context of a Green Economy,” another AfDB event discussing sustainable land management across Africa.
Other events still to take place include the Women Leaders’ Forum on June 19 and the Women Leaders’ Summit on June 21.
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